At House of the Black Dragon/Worldwide TKO Foundation, in Los Angeles, California, our mission is to help and support all the mixed martial arts fighters of the world. We are affiliated with academies worldwide. We give free training sessions and sponsor future fighters. Our intention is to get athletes of all ages into programs that consist of training’s that colaborate with the education and the future of these athletes. We count on a hosting programs of residences where the athletes can eat and live with full support.
This project was created based off of 30 years of dedication and experience to the sport, and is here to help create new ways of learning. We believe that martial arts can change the world for the best, creating better human beings with discipline and respect; basic rules in martial arts. To continue these projects, and to create new ones we count on donations to help the talented warriors of our sport.
Coach Roberto Piccinini is a black belt in Academy Chute Boxe in Curitiba, Brazil founded in 1976. This is the house of the champions, Anderson Silva, Wanderlei Silva, Mauricio Shogun .Roberto started his training in 1980 and received his black belt in 1988 from founder Rudimar Fedrigo. In 1992 he started his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with Master Ivanri Gurgel one of the pioneers of south Brazil. Roberto has many wold wide titles through out his 29 year career from various Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu and MMA bouts. His most recent title is the 2008 No Gi International Master Champion. Roberto continues to train at 43 years old in Los Angeles while he coaches his professional fight team called “Black Dagons”. As a coach he has trained some of the best warriors, including those listed above, Sakuraba, Evan Tanner, few members of the Gracie family, a few other UFC, Pride and K1 fighters. He was the pioneer of the Chute Boxe USA, being the first to bring the style to the USA. His philosophy is to break down his opponent and knock them out as soon as possible. He teaches high levels of discipline and respect to not only make his fighters warriors in the cage, but also in the world! Since 2005, when MMA became legal in California, he has coached and cornered about 55 professional MMA bouts!